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Where did the English Hines family come from? What is the English Hines family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hines family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hines family history?The history of the name Hines dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a keeper of the deer. The surname Hines originally derived from the Old English word hinde which referred to someone who tended the deer. A quote from Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales underlines the occupation: Ther n'as baillif, ne herde, ne other hine.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hines has undergone many spelling variations, including Hines, Hine, Hyne, Hynes and others.
First found in Oxfordshire, where one of the first on record was Robert Hine who was Lord of the manor and held estates in that shire in the year 1254. John le Hyne was listed in the Hundred Rolls of 1273 in Oxford, and Robert le Hine was listed in Suffolk in the same rolls.The Writs of Parliament of 1313 show Stephen le Hine.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hines research. Another 191 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 125 and 1254 are included under the topic Early Hines History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hines Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hines family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hines were among those contributors:
Hines Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Hines Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Hines Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Hines Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Hines Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hines Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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